Jeff Lee was here today (10 Feb) to pick up the first batch of bee boxes (45) to take down to Coquitlam to be electron irradiated at Sterigenics. Iotron has been bought out by a new owner, Sterigenics, and they have increased the radiation dose by half so that treatment is now more effective, and… Continue reading Sterigenics (Iotron) possible run #2
Any West Kootenay beekeepers that want to have any equipment irradiated at Sterigenics (used to be Iotron) in Coquitlam, need to have their boxes wrapped, labelled, with accompanying paperwork to my place by coming weekend (7 Feb 2021). Jeff and Amanda will be coming through next week to take the load to the coast. Picture… Continue reading February Sterigenics (Iotron) Equipment Sterilization Run
The 100th anniversary BCHPA general meeting could not happen this year due to Covid so five Zoom meetings were run instead, during the month of November. If you are a member, you would have received notice of these meetings and may have tuned in to them. If you missed them for some reason, they have… Continue reading BCHPA Membership and Educational Videos
Just a reminder that we will NOT be meeting tomorrow because we have our wind up BBQ and field day at Dave and Pat’s at the end of the month. Look forward to seeing everyone there.
Due to illness, our meeting location has changed to the "large meeting room" at the Castlegar Library. This is in the basement. It can be accessed via the stairs near the librarian counter, or outside via a sidedoor on the right (stairs with an available chairlift). Date and time remain the same, just a location… Continue reading !!MARCH MEETING (TOMORROW) CHANGE OF VENUE!!
The following e-mail is being sent out to beekeepers by the Ministry of Agriculture. Please take a few minutes to take part. The results are completely anonymous and any data you supplied will only be pooled as "Kootenay Region" and later in the national survey as "Province of BC". It does matter to ministry officials… Continue reading Annual Honey Harvest Survey
See the poster below for information on this great event! To register with the Rossland Museum email email@example.com or call (250) 362-7722
Honey wars: crime and killings in New Zealand's booming manuka industry - The Guardian An extraordinary rise in the popularity of manuka honey has led to mass poisonings of bees, thefts, vandalism and beatings. Photo: Jessie Casson for the Guardian “I feel so bad for the beekeepers today,” says Bill, who returned from the second… Continue reading Honey Wars in New Zealand
Information for contacting Elisabeth about t-shirt orders. Elisabeth has consented to continue to make t-shirts for the club. Please allow extra time for delivery over the summer months. Sizes include Men's and Ladies' XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXL, 3XL. The Ladies' shirts are bit more form fitting than the Men's. The logos were… Continue reading T-Shirt Orders
Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting yesterday at the College! A black zippered vest with a pin was found on a chair after the meeting. Let me know if it belongs to you.